By Lez Smart
Few humans can withstand the allure of outdated maps and plans. Even at present of disposable mapping - from satellite tv for pc navigation to personalised highway instructions on the click on of a mouse - the ancient map maintains to provide a special standpoint on our altering international. right here we discover 25 excellent examples. The emphasis is at the tale in the back of the map: what it unearths approximately its writer and clients, from the 1st explorers to the railway developers. This thought-provoking assortment positive factors maps that chart societies in addition to land, sea, and skies; maps that experience stimulated and encouraged; and maybe so much revealing of all, maps that misrepresent.
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Duke of Wellington’s Regiment 6th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment 33rd Infantry Brigade – Brig. Gen. A. C. Daly 6th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment 6th Bn. Border Regiment 7th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment 9th Bn. Sherwood Foresters 34th Infantry Brigade – Brig. Gen. S. H. Pedley 8th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers 9th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers 5th Bn. Dorset Regiment 11th Bn. Manchester Regiment 3rd Australian Division – Maj. Gen. John Monash 9th Australian Brigade – Brig. Gen. A. Jobson 33rd Bn. (New South Wales) 34th Bn.
B. L. Kennedy 1/6th Bn. London Regiment (City of London Rifles) 1/7th Bn. London Regiment (City of London) 1/8th Bn. London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) 1/15th Bn. London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles) 141st Infantry Brigade – Brig. Gen. R. McDougall 1/17th Bn. London Regiment (Poplar and Stepney Rifles) 1/18th Bn. London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) 1/19th Bn. London Regiment (St Pancras) 1/20th Bn. London Regiment (Blackheath and Woolwich) 142nd Infantry Brigade – Brig. Gen. V. T. Bailey 1/21st Bn.
Modern small-unit infantry tactics owe much to February 1917’s well-considered manual, Instructions for the training of platoons in offensive action. Principles of ‘fire and movement’ were nothing new to British infantry; skirmishing riflemen in Wellington’s Peninsula Army had employed simple variants. But now 36-man platoons were structured around the basic functions of suppression and assault. One nine-man section supported the platoon’s Lewis light machine gun; another was equipped with ‘rifle bombs’ – a Mills Bomb (hand grenade) fired by a blank cartridge from a cup attachment on the end of the rifle.